Shelley Zimmerman, the wife of the man acquitted of killing a Florida teen,
pleaded guilty Wednesday in a deal in which she will serve a year of probation.
The arrangement allowed her to a lesser form of perjury that avoids a felony conviction, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Zimmerman had been accused of lying in court during a bond hearing for her husband, George Zimmerman, after he had been charged in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The original charge, perjury during an official proceeding, was a first-degree felony that carried a possible five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine.
Shelley Zimmerman, a nursing student, would have banned for applying for a nursing license for three years as a convicted felon.
The charge she pleaded to, perjury but not an official proceeding, is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
She also will have to perform 100 hours of community service.
Her husband was not present in court.
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